Two Rice University professors elected AAAS fellows
Grande-Allen, Weisman honored by scientific society
Rice University professors Jane Grande-Allen and Bruce Weisman have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science.
(November 23, 2015)
Rice makes light-driven nanosubmarines
Speedy single-molecule submersibles are a first
Though they’re not quite ready for boarding a lá “Fantastic Voyage,” nanoscale submarines created at Rice University are proving themselves seaworthy.
(November 16, 2015)
Clay makes better high-temp batteries
Rice University scientists develop materials to power devices in harsh environments
A unique combination of materials developed at Rice University, including a clay-based electrolyte, may solve a problem for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries destined for harsh environments.
(November 9, 2015)
Rice Academy of Fellows aims to boost research profile
10 faculty named fellows; 5 postdoctoral fellows to be recruited
A new university wide scholarly consortium of faculty fellows and distinguished postdoctoral fellows has been created to significantly raise Rice’s overall research profile by fostering intellectual exchange and advancement of research.
(November 2, 2015)
Snake venom helps hydrogels stop the bleeding
Rice University lab employs clotting powers of viper-derived drug, even in presence of anti-coagulants
A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists.
(October 26, 2015)
Cobalt atoms on graphene a powerful combo
Rice University catalyst holds promise for clean, inexpensive hydrogen production
Graphene doped with nitrogen and augmented with cobalt atoms has proven to be an effective, durable catalyst for the production of hydrogen from water, according to scientists at Rice University.
(October 21, 2015)
Are cars nanotube factories on wheels?
Rice University, Paris colleagues: Study of lung cells suggests nanotubes are common pollutants
Cars appear to produce carbon nanotubes, and some of the evidence has been found in human lungs.
(October 19, 2015)
Graphene nano-coils are natural electromagnets
Rice University researchers discover graphene spirals could challenge macro solenoids
In the drive to miniaturize electronics, solenoids have become way too big, say Rice University scientists who discovered the essential component can be scaled down to nano-size with macro-scale performance.
(October 16, 2015)